My latest fascination is cooking shows. As a cook with a lot to learn, I enjoy getting technique tips and recipe ideas. Food Network has so many informative shows with engaging, talented chefs. I also like watching inventive, creative chefs developing new recipes on the fly during recipe competition shows. When it comes time to stand before the judges, a chef may be put on the spot and asked why a certain ingredient was not chosen to make the dish pop with flavor. The chef may have thought that the dish had everything it needed. Juggling so many ingredient ideas and flavor profiles must make even the most experienced chefs' head spin in such a fast paced competition. The smallest addition of just the right ingredient could have made all the difference in putting forth a great dish and maybe winning a big prize.
I know that there is a missing ingredient in my life. What it is right now, I couldn't say. I'm blessed to have a wonderful family and days filled with health and happiness. However, I still have this nagging feeling that something is missing. I'm trying to look for outside interests that may add this missing 'ingredient" to my life recipe. I don't know if that will make the difference or not. Even as a young girl, I had this feeling of incompleteness. I consider myself to be a creative person, always striving to push the limits of self-expression. Maybe I'm supposed to always be missing an ingredient. I may need that feeling of incompleteness in order to push me to create more. I don't get the chance to write poetry as often as I would like. It may be a good idea for me to schedule a little block of time for creativity. Each poem could be a new ingredient to add to my life recipe. We'll see what I can cook up!